Shorts & Poetry
My first love is the fiction novel, but I also occasionally have short stories, flash fiction, essays, and poetry published in literary journals and magazines. (My work has appeared under both V. G. Anderson and Vanessa Gonzales.)
"Let's Get Loud," short story, published by Ghost Parachute, June 1st. (Nominated for a Pushcart Prize)
The June 2018 issue of Ghost Parachute features work by V. G. Anderson, Abby Burns, Laura Lee Bahr, Stephanie Hutton, Joshua Begley, Caleb Michael Sarvis, MFC Feeley, Jan Elman Stout, and Judith Roney.
"Reply All," short story, published in Pilot Pocket Book, Volume 9.
Pilot 9 features: Crystal Johansson, Lindsay Zier-Vogel, Bryan Belanger, Dipika Mukherjee, Fiona Smyth, Vanessa Gonzales, Misanthrope Specialty Co., Lee Sheppard, Tyler Bright Hilton, John Mavin, Alan Ho, Steve Noyes, Michael DeForge, Reuben McLaughlin, Nik Dudukovic, Amanda Nedham, Tiffany Maggio, Danny Christopher, Robert DiPardo, Craig Morrison, Polly Atkin, Kevin McBride, Archibald Alexander, Colleen McKeown, and Sarah Gignac.
"Love in the Corners," a novelette, Kentuckiana-Metroversity Writing Competition: 2nd Place Winner
"Love in the Corners" ambitiously mixes the cool indifference of Eric Bogosian’s Suburbia with Mary Gaitskill’s sexually fascinated and equally damaged characters. This writer employs strikingly economical prose and spot-on dialogue. There is a respect for form shown, while contemporary issues are given center stage. Readers of this piece are granted a heartfelt portrayal of youth and the music scene from this wonderfully vivid story." —Sophie Rosenblum, Author & Editor, NANO Fiction
>> Available as an eBook Novelette.